Calvin and Hobbes

beatsme

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Calvin & Hobbes, Bloom County, The Far Side

the holy trinity of comics
 

Chundles

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Went through my old room last time I visited the folks and found the only Calvin and Hobbes collection that survived the garage sales. "There's Treasure Everywhere" and it's so true. Love 'em, top notch comic and it was a sad day when Bill Watterson put down the pen.
 

Zwhaler

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The Far Side is my favorite. Never really was into Calvin and Hobbes.
 

OnceUGoMac

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I stopped reading the comics when Calvin & Hobbes and Farside ended. I'm sure it's my loss, but I grew up on those two.
 

Chundles

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OnceUGoMac said:
I stopped reading the comics when Calvin & Hobbes and Farside ended. I'm sure it's my loss, but I grew up on those two.
Yep, comics lost their appeal once they finished. Definitely was the day the music died for me.
 

Xander562

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i can say with confidence that i have every Calvin and Hobbes book!
i LOVE that comic! (hence the avatar) When I was in 1st grade learning to read, i used to read Calvin and Hobbes for practice.


I also like foxtrot, picks me up in the mornings.
 

clayj

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I've got the Complete Calvin & Hobbes... probably the largest "book" that I own (it is three books in one folio).

It was a sad day when Watterson retired C&H... I prefer the ending he came up with over my slightly more realistic and definitely more depressing idea for the final strip.
 
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clayj said:
It was a sad day when Watterson retired C&H... I prefer the ending he came up with over my slightly more realistic and definitely more depressing idea for the final strip.
I heard about the saddest ending ever for Calvin and Hobbes. The one he chose was great, but it was rumoured it would be something much sadder. I'm glad he went for that one too.

I love Calvin and Hobbes, by the way. Definitely my favourite comic strip.
 

Chundles

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Lau said:
I heard about the saddest ending ever for Calvin and Hobbes. The one he chose was great, but it was rumoured it would be something much sadder. I'm glad he went for that one too.

I love Calvin and Hobbes, by the way. Definitely my favourite comic strip.
C'Mon, spill. What was the sad ending?
 

clayj

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Chundles said:
C'Mon, spill. What was the sad ending?
This is the sad ending I thought up before actually seeing Watterson's ending... remember, it was a Sunday strip, so it had more than the usual three panels:

Calvin and Hobbes would be walking along in the forest, maybe throwing rocks or something... and they'd be having a deep discussion about how when people grow up, their capacity for imagination diminishes, to their detriment. Hobbes would say something witty about that, and Calvin would retort...

... and Hobbes would not respond. Calvin would look back and see, instead of the usual Hobbes, the stuffed Hobbes that his parents and everyone else saw.

And Calvin would walk home, leaving Hobbes in the forest; he'd become too old for imaginary friends.

Like I said, my ending is kind of sad.
 

echeck

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clayj said:
This is the sad ending I thought up before actually seeing Watterson's ending... remember, it was a Sunday strip, so it had more than the usual three panels:

Calvin and Hobbes would be walking along in the forest, maybe throwing rocks or something... and they'd be having a deep discussion about how when people grow up, their capacity for imagination diminishes, to their detriment. Hobbes would say something witty about that, and Calvin would retort...

... and Hobbes would not respond. Calvin would look back and see, instead of the usual Hobbes, the stuffed Hobbes that his parents and everyone else saw.

And Calvin would walk home, leaving Hobbes in the forest; he'd become too old for imaginary friends.

Like I said, my ending is kind of sad.
:eek: :eek: :eek:

That would have been absolutely awful!!

Gave me goosebumps imagining it. *shudder*

Bad clayj for putting that image in my head!

Yeah, I'm glad it ended the way it did. Absolutely the best comic strip ever.
 

Mammoth

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evilgEEk said:
:eek: :eek: :eek:

That would have been absolutely awful!!

Gave me goosebumps imagining it. *shudder*

Bad clayj for putting that image in my head!

Yeah, I'm glad it ended the way it did. Absolutely the best comic strip ever.
Agh that scares me!!! :(

The strip Zits has alot of reseblance to Calvin and Hobbes, but without Hobbes and an older Calvin. What'shisface(Main character) would be Calvin, and his girlfriend would be Susie.
 

monke

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i love calvin and hobbes. i have a bunch of the books and I desperately want the complete calvin and hobbes books, but they're $150. :mad:
I don't have the complete one, but I have most of the smaller, cheaper books. 12 or 13 of them to be exact. I used to love reading them, picked one up the other day, and it got it's second life. :D

One of my favourites has to be the deranged snowmen yard.
 
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clayj said:
Like I said, my ending is kind of sad.
That's really similar to the one I heard about — Calvin and Hobbes go to sleep, and then when Calvin wakes up in the morning his dad shouts up the stairs to him "C'mon Calvin, get up" and there's a banner saying "Happy 6th Birthday" and he looks over and Hobbes is just a stuffed toy. Again, he'd become too old for him. :(

I'm glad that he chose the other one (although I do think the sad one is an incredibly powerful way to end it).
 

Mammoth

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Lau said:
That's really similar to the one I heard about — Calvin and Hobbes go to sleep, and then when Calvin wakes up in the morning his dad shouts up the stairs to him "C'mon Calvin, get up" and there's a banner saying "Happy 6th Birthday" and he looks over and Hobbes is just a stuffed toy. Again, he'd become too old for him. :(

I'm glad that he chose the other one (although I do think the sad one is an incredibly powerful way to end it).
I thought Calvin was already 6 years old? Sad anyways. :(
 

SkyBell

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Mammoth said:
I thought Calvin was already 6 years old? Sad anyways. :(
Ya, he was.(Although I doubt most 6 year olds pondor about life, God, etc. as much as he did.)

That ending would be sad, but ya, it would be powerful. I like the way he ended the series though. It just makes me wonder. How come Garfield has been going on for some 25 odd years, and Bill put's down the pen after 10?

Oh well. great series. My favorite. comic. ever.
 

Mammoth

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Cassie said:
Ya, he was.(Although I doubt most 6 year olds pondor about life, God, etc. as much as he did.)

That ending would be sad, but ya, it would be powerful. I like the way he ended the series though. It just makes me wonder. How come Garfield has been going on for some 25 odd years, and Bill put's down the pen after 10?

Oh well. great series. My favorite. comic. ever.
Because Garfield is extremely repetitive.
 
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